Popondetta hospital update
HELP has come to the Popondetta General Hospital after 13 people lost their lives in what has been described as the province’s worst road accident.
As of Monday midnight, the Provincial Disaster Office and Swire Shipping came to the hospital’s aid with a freezer after the hospital morgue could not hold more than 12 extra bodies.
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The morgue’s current capacity is 12 but since the accident, the number of dead bodies rose over 20. “This will relieve our problems,“ hospital CEO Dr Ganzee Gawin said.
Also yesterday afternoon, the updated figure confirmed by the CEO was 29 passengers in the PMV that collided with Higaturu Oil Palm fruit truck at Pekuma Corner, East Ambogo. Dr Gawin said the 16 survivors are stable and doing well.